With the closing date for registrations looming (30 August 2019) book now to attend our National Rural Conference, (in association with the CCRI), in Cheltenham on 3rd & 4th September) here. The keynote speaker for the conference is the Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy.

Local election results reveal dissatisfaction

Both the Conservatives and Labour suffered disappointing results in the local elections, with Prime Minister Theresa May admitting the Tories had a ‘very difficult’ night.

The Conservatives lost control of more than 35 councils and 1330 seats, whilst Labour lost more than 80 seats in England. Smaller parties, such as the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party both significant celebrated wins, with gains of over 700 and almost 200 seats respectively.

Dissatisfaction with the two main parties’ handling of Brexit is said to have encouraged voters to support smaller parties and independent candidates. 

Full articles:

→ The BBC - Local elections: Results in maps and charts

→ Sky News - Tories and Labour admit Brexit failings as local election results counted


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